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Tournament Talk (Monday Show Thread)

Like everyone else in America, Kentucky Sports Radio is hopping on the Florida Gulf Coast bandwagon in the NCAA tournament. The Eagles have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen where they’ll face the Florida Gators on Friday evening, and we’ll be rooting for them to continue living the dream in the big dance.

On this morning’s radio show, Matt and Ryan will discuss FGCU’s improbable tourney run plus all the other happenings from the first weekend March Madness.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.

Topics include:

— NCAA Tournament

— Meeting Tom Jurich

— FGCU assistant Michael Fly

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

226 Comments for Tournament Talk (Monday Show Thread)



  1. DrSayre
    10:03 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Argh Temple! You were supposed to beat Indiana! Does anyone know if they cut down the nets to celebrate back to back Sweet 16s? We need something to make the tournament more entertaining since UK is not in it and all of our rivals are doing well… maybe Chester will make another bet on Louisville not winning the tournament. It’s now been 435 days since Matt first mentioned the Billy Gillispie Podcast…



  2. robuk
    10:04 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Darn Hoosiers!!



  3. HereWeGo
    10:05 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    K-Sports Radio, it’s the big time



  4. robuk
    10:05 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I think Gulf Coast is about to meet some Gators and end their wonderful chicken dance!



  5. stevek54
    10:06 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    3 topics I liked to hear your opinion on.
    1. Does Louisville really have the hardest region?
    2. Does the West region have any good teams in it?
    3. Indiana doesn’t look like a National Champ.



  6. JB from Somerset
    10:07 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Horrible call in the Iowa St vs Ohio St game at the end. There should have not even been a last second shot by Craft and the ref’s missed a clear foul on him earlier.

    Tom Crean is a creppy dude.

    Go Eagles, what a story !



  7. Boogie Fan
    10:08 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Time for the best two hours of my day.



  8. Travis
    10:09 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    What?!? Is it that time of the month, Ryan? Lol



  9. Unit to tha G
    10:09 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Just had an argument with a buddy, wanted to see if Anyone else agrees with my POV:

    Tubby should have been sent packing long before he was “forced out”. That title he won was a gift from rick. Look at how that team played. Fast paced, up and down the floor, pressing…etc. You could tell that Tubby just said, yall go play how Rick played and win me a title. Notice as soon as Tubby got HIS players, and HIS system implimented he didnt do crap. 4 overall #1 seeds and you cant get back to the final four? SEC titles are nice, but you cant hold Cal to the standard that only NCAA FF and Titles matter and not hold Tubby to the same standard. He knew that coming in. C’mon now, Getting beat by the likes of UAB, USC… Yes he had a couple good recruitng classes but that is cancelled out when you have recruiting classes consisting of Bobby Perry, Sheray Thomas, Orbzut and Shagari Alleyne. Averaging 10 losses over his last 5 seasons… I mean cmon, the man chokes when it comes to the “big tournament”…I cant stand it when ppl say Tubby is a “better than average” coach… UGA had come off of 2 sweet 16 appearances and tubby never got back there during his tenure at UGA…so spare me the “tubby is a good coach” talk. I have never and will never buy into that. EVER.



  10. Unit to tha G
    10:10 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Michael Fly makes me think of Marty McFly from Back to The Future…



  11. Travis
    10:10 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    KSR has been on-air for only a few minutes, and Ryan Lemond already had said something that has left me befuddled. Typical KSR…

    🙂



  12. inlinefor9
    10:12 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I wouldn’t have been able to hold it in. Would have just started laughing before anything was even said in elevator.



  13. Delk for 3
    10:12 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    9 — Doesn’t matter if you buy into it or not. Most people do buy into it and most people agree he is a good coach — certainly better than average.



  14. stevek54
    10:14 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    2 players that UK would have benefited having. Perry Ellis and Amir Jefferson.



  15. Daryl Dixon
    10:14 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I know for a fact matt would back down from mister 5’8″. I’ve seen it first hand twice.



  16. inlinefor9
    10:14 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Shannon please play “Stuck In The Middle With You” coming out of the break.

    “Clowns to the left of me, Joker’s to the right, Here I am Stuck in the middle with you…”



  17. Travis
    10:14 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Was he wearing a red turtleneck?



  18. inlinefor9
    10:15 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Here’s the real question. Was Jurich wearing a turtle neck?



  19. bluevoodoo
    10:15 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt…you should have urinated on him…mark your territory. Uvel mutts.



  20. WisconsinCat
    10:15 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt-when can you share the details of the locker room turmoil from this year’s team that you’ve referenced in the last couple of weeks?



  21. FGC BandwagonDriver
    10:15 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, I know you picked FGCU to beat Duke, but did you see them making the Sweet 16th?



  22. Travis
    10:15 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    16…love that song by Stealers Wheel. However, it always makes me think of Michael Madsen and a razor blade.



  23. rixter
    10:16 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Aww, that’s cute. Tommy has a Mini-Me!



  24. Jake
    10:16 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Wearing my “we don’t rebuild, we reload” shirt today!



  25. me
    10:16 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Ashley Judd is way closer to the ‘program’ than most of us… numerous UK players have carnal knowledge of her.



  26. rixter
    10:16 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, you should of sent food to Tom’s room!!!



  27. Kycatspaws
    10:16 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt you tell the coolest elevator stories. It was almost like being there.



  28. inlinefor9
    10:17 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The show is definitely getting interupted today



  29. Navin
    10:17 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, you reap what you sow.

    Act like a dick on the radio, you get what you deserve.



  30. lakesidecatsfan
    10:19 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    what is the origin of this “Keep Calm” crap? I hate seeing it!



  31. inlinefor9
    10:20 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Henderson may be one of the worst “good 3 pt shooters” of all time. He shoots his team out of the game, still only hits like 35%, and plays awful defense. And he’s a headcase.



  32. Delk for 3
    10:20 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Crazy that LaSalle or Wichita St. is going to be in the Elite 8.



  33. Daryl Dixon
    10:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    30 – it’s from WWII. Britian put up signs saying “Keep Calm, Carry On” along with a few others while Germany bombed the crap out of them. Now days, it’s a hipster poster.



  34. EasyE523
    10:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    FGCU is the poo



  35. Bluekzu
    10:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Self-important men take themselves very seriously. What an ass. lol



  36. Bmac
    10:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Tom Crean is gonna run out of fingers for his sweet 16 rings.



  37. rixter
    10:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    TJ was wearing a dicky? How appropriate.



  38. robuk
    10:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Was Jurich a little chubby?



  39. Nope
    10:22 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I was at the UL game Saturday. Everything that has ever been said about UL fans is absolutely true. I’ve never seen so many neck tattoos, gold chains, and line beards in my life. 3 showers later and I still feel dirty.



  40. Travis
    10:22 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Which is more random and typical KSR…Matt and Drew’s beef with an obese, D-list celebrity OR Henderson’s Twitter feud with the Fake Ryan Harrow?



  41. Delk for 3
    10:22 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    31 — I disagree that he “shoots his team out of the game.” He won the SEC Tournament for his team and was a big part of beating Wisconsin. Ole Miss’s offense was totally based around Marshall and him shooting the ball. It allowed openings for other players on the team and totally opened up offense for the team in their winning stretch here late.



  42. Kidnut
    10:23 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    You got personal with that Big Black fella



  43. Jake
    10:23 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    @30 its originally a British thing, “Keep calm and carry on.”



  44. robuk
    10:23 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt was the little dude holding on to Jurich’s dickie as they walked away?



  45. KSR1080Fan
    10:23 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    What did Pitino say in post-game presser that was a “shot” at us? I’ve saw it mentioned, but never seen it quoted.



  46. Kidnut
    10:24 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Pat Summit doesn’t know any coaches in women’s basketball…I feel bad



  47. Travis
    10:25 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Does Jurich have a big belly? I can picture him with a big ‘ol gut protruding from his snug mock turtlenecks.



  48. Dirtybird
    10:25 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Do we really need to know John Short’s Kroger schedule?



  49. Unit to tha G
    10:25 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    32- Wichita St. is a pretty damn good team



  50. Kidnut
    10:25 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Donna Smith was often pretty provocative in her outfits



  51. Travis
    10:26 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Amanda Marcum Enfield was dressed to the nines. Smokin’ hot.



  52. Delk for 3
    10:27 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Let ’em chant all they want. They better back it up or else, though. Go everyone else besides Louisville!



  53. sher
    10:27 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    No KY fans would not heckle b/c to us Louisville doesn’t exist.



  54. robuk
    10:27 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    this caller is not honest



  55. Daryl Dixon
    10:27 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    40 – he said his players play for louisville not the nba lottery.



  56. lakesidecatsfan
    10:28 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    33) Thanks for the info. I feel like i should already know that.



  57. Unit to tha G
    10:28 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I dont understand the HATRED for Louisville… I cant stand them when they play UK, but otherwise I pull for them. I like Pitino as a coach, think itd be cool to keep the title in-state…



  58. Rural Juror
    10:28 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The courtship story of the FGCU wife gets even better:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/03/25/fgcu-coach-andy-enfield-took-his-model-wife-to-taco-bell-on-first-date/2016775/

    Drove her to Boston, took her to Taco Bell and proposed to her with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Awesome.



  59. Kidnut
    10:28 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    You can’t hate that kid



  60. Edd
    10:29 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I just can’t sit with Russ Arena. Is L1C4 not dumb enough? Yum!Center?



  61. Delk for 3
    10:29 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    49 — No doubt. Just pretty wild they are playing LaSalle for the chance to go to the Elite 8.



  62. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:29 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    If he said “Three French Hen’s”, it would be the first time. The last time it was more like “Tree Friend End’s”.



  63. Daryl Dixon
    10:29 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    57 – Living in louisville makes it understandable.



  64. Delk for 3
    10:30 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    49 — Hell, LaSalle has proven to be pretty damn good.



  65. Travis
    10:32 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Mumford tease. STD always on point with great music and comments. Thanks and will be listing for the Big House live-read later.



  66. Edd
    10:32 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    That FL GC team was so fun to watch, I would have to catch myself from cheering for them even if they were playing the Cats.



  67. cats1068
    10:32 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    57- If you had to interact with their fans, you’d feel different. U of L fans are like Cubs fans. They feel like their team is one of the best year in and year out and haven’t won a damn thing thing in years.



  68. Delk for 3
    10:32 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    One game I really look forward to watching is Indiana/Syracuse. I don’t know about you all, but I fully expect Syracuse to win and cause Indiana fits with their length.



  69. Unit to tha G
    10:32 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    61- Agree… This next game Louisville has will be VERY interesting…Have some very athletic guards with some good size down low, good shooters. Be interesting to see if their guards handle the pressure.



  70. Rural Juror
    10:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    It saddens me, but UL will steamroll Oregon. Oregon is one of the worst teams in the COUNTRY in turnovers.



  71. Robert Morris
    10:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    You LOSERS STLL crying ove being outed in game ONE of the NIT ???



  72. Laker Cat 18
    10:41 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    67. I agree with you. I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now. I think I’m going to pull for Duke if they both advance to the elite 8. I never thought I would ever admit that.



  73. Kidnut
    10:42 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I am pulling for Louisville.



  74. Daryl Dixon
    10:43 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’m officially rooting for Michigan State.



  75. Delk for 3
    10:44 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    69 — Yeah, I just want to see one of these teams figure out a way to complete the in-bounds pass — against their press — without a lot of stress. Louisville is turning teams over like crazy off that in-bounds pass and then the subsequent pass when they are trapped on the sideline.



  76. robuk
    10:46 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    that interview was fly



  77. Unit to tha G
    10:46 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    68 – COMPLETELY AGREE!

    Syracuse:

    MCW- 6’6
    Triche- 6’5
    Southerland- 6’9
    CJ Fair- 6’9
    Christmas- 6’10
    Keita- 6’11

    Indiana:

    Yogi -6’0
    Hulls- 6’0
    Oladipo- 6’3
    Watford- 6’8
    Sheehey- 6’6
    Zeller – 6’10

    I’m sorry but Hulls and Sheehey wont be able to play…too much of a defensive liability and wont be able to shoot over their guys. MCW will eat Ferrel alive… Oladip and Triche will be a good matchup but, where IU will really struggle is Watfor will take 1 of Southerland or CJ Fair, whoever he isnt guarding will have a field day. IU doesnt have another wing that can guard Fair or Southerland. Hopefully Syracuse has a hott night shooting…



  78. Delk for 3
    10:48 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    72 — No doubt. I’m going to root like crazy for ANY TEAM that plays Louisville. I seriously HATE Louisville fans and the team with all my heart. I was born in Louisville and have lived every year here. My dad told me when I was young to hate Louisville and I obeyed his orders. My hate for the University of Louisville runs deep.



  79. Jake
    10:49 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I just heard Jonny Short on a commercial!



  80. Gus Chiggins
    10:50 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Was that John Short on a advertisement?



  81. Laker Cat 18
    10:51 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    68. IU shoots 41% from 3 point as a team. I’m not sure Cuse can get by with the 2-3 for the full 40 minutes against that percentage unless IU just has a terrible night behind the arc.



  82. ukfan45
    10:52 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    im so confused after this tony call



  83. Daryl Dixon
    10:52 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    his point is the fact that u of l radio people are controlled by u of l. we all know this already.



  84. Travis
    10:52 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Tony was fired up! I bet he is still hot.



  85. Tony
    10:52 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt
    You treat most callers like dirt. You are an ass to many of them



  86. Dallas
    10:54 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    It’s rumored that Kyle is considering transferring to another school is there any truth to this.



  87. Unit to tha G
    10:54 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    81- Wisconsin played majority zone against IU and really affected them, because of their length…playing against a zone with 6’0 guards is one thing, playing against 6’6 guards is a completely different deal.



  88. kentuckyrules
    10:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    UK FAN IN FT MYERS- I AM IN NAPLES!!! We are ALL OVER THE PLACE!



  89. Kidnut
    10:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Syracuse goes through long scoring droughts…it makes me very skeptical of their chances to win.



  90. Travis
    10:56 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Even if the dirty birds win the title this year (their third), they will still be little brother and win an ncaa title AFTER big brother. 🙂



  91. Delk for 3
    10:57 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    If Syracuse can keep it to a half-court game they will be fine. Their 2-3 zone does a good job of extending and making things difficult for outside shooters. Louisville’s offense really struggled against them for the first half of the Big East final, and Louisville didn’t really get open outside shots until the second half when they began to turn Syracuse over and speed up the game.



  92. uk tim
    10:59 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    go to there website there dorms are on the beach i ready to go there



  93. Delk for 3
    11:02 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody watch Miami/Illinois last night? That was a fantastic game. Miami just barely advanced to the Sweet 16, but I think they handle Marquette and will have a chance this weekend to play for the Final 4.



  94. kentuckyrules
    11:02 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    92- Their main campus is NOT on the beach. I live 20 mins away from this campus. There is even a satellite office in Naples, FL, but its on a bay.

    Other than that, yes, they have access to beaches 😛



  95. Delk for 3
    11:04 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Tiger about to win and move back to No. 1 in the world.



  96. Unit to tha G
    11:05 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Got a ?, my son just got a speeding ticket….I have always wondered what “court costs” entail? DHe got a speeding ticket and the ticket was $17 bucks with $175 court costs…wth does that go towards?



  97. Unit to tha G
    11:06 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    95- he finally is “getting some” lol… never knew how much a woman can make a difference in your golf game…lol



  98. Real talk
    11:06 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    There’s a rumor going around that ucla will contact rick pitino. LMAO. UL back to irrelevance!!



  99. Laker Cat 18
    11:07 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    87. True, but IU’s two out of the three biggest 3 point shooting threats are 6’4″ and 6’9″ in Watford and Oladipo. IU’s shooters aren’t the usual small guard size either. You hear about the Cuse 2-3 all the time, but I’ve never really seen it be outrageously effective for them. I’ll believe it when I see it.



  100. Delk for 3
    11:07 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    97 — Yeah, he has a new significant other to cheat on.



  101. ukfan45
    11:08 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Karma…when you starts fights with fake people you gonna lose.



  102. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:08 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Henderson is too stupid to come back.



  103. Tony
    11:09 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt,
    Why do you get into twitter fights with Jeff Goodman, Lachlan McClain and countless others?



  104. Travis
    11:10 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Did Henderson fire- back at Harrow when he was at the bar smashing drinks and before he probably smashed some co-eds?



  105. Unit to tha G
    11:13 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    99- Wrong, IU’s biggest 3pt threats are Hulls, Watford and Oladipo.

    Hulls (6’0)- will have trouble shooting over MCW and Triche, and is a huge liability defensively
    Watford (6’9) – will be going against another 6’9 guy
    Oladipo (No where near 6’4/ barely 6’3) – will be shooting over someone that has AT LEAST 2 inches on him.



  106. Mash Davis
    11:14 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Jerry Meyer got the Kyle Wiltjer transfer information off The Fake Ryan Harrow Twitter account.



  107. Edd
    11:16 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    UCLA has a Fourth Street Live too?



  108. Boogie Fan
    11:17 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    When Coach K retires (or has another back injury), I’d like to see Chris Collins and Wojo be the undercard on an MMA fight for his job.



  109. Seth
    11:17 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    What’s the timeline for Wiggins announcement?



  110. Delk for 3
    11:17 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I think it’s pretty obvious Kyle is transferring. He just won’t have much room to get playing time.



  111. Boogie Fan
    11:18 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Speaking of Marshall Henderson, he came up one three point attempt short of the single season record, and he wasn’t on the court for their last shot attempt.



  112. junkie262
    11:18 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Shaka to the Big East? I didn’t think VCU was invited. Butler, yes.



  113. UKDABEST
    11:19 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody see Randal’s last tweet when asked about where Wiggens ends up….



  114. Edd
    11:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Will the horrible trend of charging calls be addressed in the off season? Watching that official defend refs was disgusting.



  115. Daryl Dixon
    11:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    go away, chester.



  116. Jax Teller
    11:21 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Taber is the anti-Ryan Harrow.



  117. Roland
    11:22 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Cool headline on FGCU student newspaper today:

    “OMFGCU. Eagles soar to sweet sixteen”



  118. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    11:22 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan Harrow is jealous of Taber’s husky voice.



  119. Travis
    11:22 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I wish I could take all of Chester’s calls and put them on my iPod so I could play them whenever I want to smile or feel down. Chester is the best. Another example…apologizing to Taber for calling her, “sir.” Lol #TeamChester



  120. Travis
    11:24 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Pinterest? Why are you on Pinterest, Matt?



  121. Travis
    11:24 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    118…haha. Nice



  122. Unit to tha G
    11:25 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    109 – Prolly right after the McD’s or Nike games… which I’m glad… I want Wiggins to spend the weekend in Chicago with our 7 guys…



  123. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    11:26 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Brad Stevens is overrated. Had an unbelievable two years but the streak is over.



  124. Mr Obvious
    11:26 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    FGC is the only team in history to have played in the NCAA tournament and never lost a game.



  125. Laker Cat 18
    11:27 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    105. How is my comment wrong? You said the exact same thing I just said. LOL. I said Watford and Oladipo were 2 of the 3 best outside shooters on IU’s team. I didn’t personally measure Oladipo, so I just took ESPN’s word for it that he was 6’4″. I don’t see Cuse’s zone posing that much of a threat to IU unless they don’t shoot well. Not saying they won’t beat the Hoosiers, just don’t think their zone will be much of a factor if they do.



  126. MrWildcat
    11:27 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I expect Archie Goodwin to be the most fun players to watch next season. Just my opinion



  127. Rett
    11:28 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    According to Brad Steven’s wikipedia page he grew up an IU fan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Stevens



  128. Sammydog
    11:28 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    As a life long UK fan I cannot force myself to support Lville and don’t know why I should try. I am too old for character building exercises. It would be like forcing myself to eat a food that makes me sick to my stomach. Again, it is not the players for the most part. It is Pitino, Jurich, and the fans that I cannot stomach. Were they to win it, all 3 components will be insufferable. Pitino was forced last year to make nice with UK in the final four knowing they would lose to UK and the national spotlight was on him. This year he thinks he has a championship in the bag and will continue his subtle digs at UK and Cal. When UK hired Cal and he had so much instant success, Pitino rose from his crypt. His ego is just too big to not respond to the challenge. Jurich is just a turd in turdlenecks. Fan are obnoxious and not very basketball savvy. They always root against UK no matter what.



  129. Jake
    11:29 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    They have been in Europe for years and are all over. They don’t go very fast and are mainly for getti g around town.



  130. Delk for 3
    11:29 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    123 — No way he’s overrated. He was one bounce of the ball away from another Sweet 16! The man coaches Butler! He gets players that aren’t highly regarded and makes them one of the nation’s top teams nearly every season.



  131. JoeMoney333
    11:30 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    As an Engineer and a “Car Guy” I don’t like the smart car however they are safe. America has the strictest safety requirements for cars in the entire world. If it is legal in America it is a safe car to drive. … They still are silly though.



  132. inlinefor9
    11:30 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The smart car owners have The Arbor Day Foundation greatest hits playing in their car on loop.



  133. JoeMoney333
    11:31 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Also 123. stop. Brad Stevens is not overrated.



  134. MGH
    11:31 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Smart Cars are made by a company owned by Mercedes parent Diamler-Benz. Very safe if not totally nerdy. Saw a picture of a van being supported by the shell so they do hold up.



  135. Marj
    11:31 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Samrt cars are Daimler and designed like a race car for safety.



  136. Sal
    11:31 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Love the SEC tourney commercial – nothing like remembering that misery on a Monday morning.



  137. Bob in J-town
    11:32 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Will Wolford drives a smart car.



  138. Roland
    11:33 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    FGC Coach Enfield on playing UF:

    “We tried to scrimmage them early in the season in the preseason,” Enfield said. “Now we get our shot,”



  139. JPL
    11:33 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Still trying to get over Johnny Short doing commercials spots.



  140. Bluevoodoo
    11:34 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Smart cars = road kill.



  141. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:35 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    She’s just trying to get votes.



  142. JoeMoney333
    11:35 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    That crash statistic is true but it’s ‘faulty.’ Think about it, any drive you take you will be driving close to your house. ie. 50% of your drives are 20 miles away, 75% of your drives are at least 10 miles away, 95% of your drives are at least 5 miles away, and 99% are 1/4 mile away. So statistically you are most likely to wreck in that 1/4 miles because, no matter the trip, you are driving in that range. I hope that makes some sense.



  143. inlinefor9
    11:35 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    HA! One of her advisors that told her to do that just made a HUGE mistake.



  144. Mike
    11:36 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Actually Matt I have heard her say that before. Well before she thought about running for Senate. That she was for every team in the state.



  145. jojo
    11:37 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Who the heck gave John Short a commercial? This is ridiculous!



  146. Bluevoodoo
    11:37 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    McConnell will humiliate Ashley in a debate. Humiliate.



  147. RahRah
    11:37 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    No way Pitino goes to UCLA. He loves being the big fish in the little pond here in Louisville. He and Jurich rule this city and never let anyone forget about it. He’s seriously into horses too. I would love him to clear out but I just don’t see it. I would more see him retiring in the northeast.
    Go Eagles! Love how much FUN those kids are having.



  148. CatsFan
    11:37 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt/Ryan, I noticed that Dakari Johnson and Julius Randle have not signed their LOI. Is there reason for concern about that?



  149. MrWildcat
    11:37 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I try to convince myself I want to see the Title stay in the state. I just cant stand Pitino. Im on my FGCU Band wagon



  150. Jax Teller
    11:38 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    A smart car? Yeah, no thanks. This thing folded up like an accordion. http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/bad/bad976.jpg



  151. Hazard Kidd-Katt
    11:38 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Pat Patterson said the same thing, he’s not running for anything.



  152. MrWildcat
    11:38 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    148 there is a signing period that i think is in april. They should sign then



  153. Jake
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Never in a million years!



  154. inlinefor9
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Just hearing the idea of Louisville winning made me gag. Literally. The idea makes my skin crawl.



  155. robuk
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    no to the hell…..ul sucks and always will. I hope they lose every game. I have been a UK fan for 57 yrs.



  156. Jax Teller
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    148 – They committed after the early signing period. They can’t sign until mid-April now.



  157. Daryl Dixon
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I want louisville to win, in bizzaro world. I can barely have a louisville fan as a friend let alone root for that team to win.



  158. Rett
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’d rather have a prostate exam from a hedge trimmer than see UofL win a national championship



  159. xkgh
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I think I’d only cheer for Louisville if it came down to them or IU. Hopefully that no-win situation doesn’t happen, though.



  160. NCAA Tournament Winner
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    With no hesitation, if UK cannot win, I want everyone to lose.



  161. Roland
    11:39 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I heard some guy with a website say:

    “I don’t hate Louisville players, I just hate their fans”



  162. Eric K
    11:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt you are right, Fu-k loserville….If you are part of the BBN, You hate Loserville with all you got!! Best thing for the state of kentucky would be just to flood that shithole of a city…. it’s got to be one of the nastiest cities in the country! All loserville fans can suck it….. GO CATS!!



  163. Bluegrass
    11:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I would never WANT Louisville to win.

    But if it were Louisville vs Indiana in the title game, I could figure out a way to have a “cup half full” reasoning for rather having Louisville win as opposed to Indiana.



  164. Craig
    11:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t want UL to win. But I’ll take them over Duke or IU. I’ll be cheering for Michigan State to take out both Duke and UL, though. Or for Ohio States to knock UL or Duke out in Final Four.



  165. JR
    11:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt–check your email for a cool photo of Brad Stevens



  166. Bob in J-town
    11:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I would give 100 bucks right now to enusre Louisville does not win it all.



  167. KingRex
    11:40 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a diehard Cats fan and I’d rather have UL win than IU!!!! I CANNOT STAND the “Holier-than-thou” iu fans! Plus, iu winning would give them 6 championships!!!!!!!



  168. Tomis4uk
    11:41 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I know so many people that say “If Kentucky can’t win I want a Kentucky (Louisville)school to win” to keep it in the state” Drives me crazy. I argue N.C. doesn’t root for Duke Yankees don’t root for Mets



  169. ibleedblu
    11:41 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    If you have good ul fan friends, you can cheer for them to get to experience what we got to. Not necessarily for the team



  170. Kidnut
    11:41 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    It will not bother me if UL wins. I would much rather see them win than Indiana, Duke or Kansas.



  171. Mash Davis
    11:41 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I would rather get a colonoscopy without anesthesia than root for U of L.



  172. taylor
    11:42 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    we NEED UL to advance….to BEAT IU in the championship….IU would be MUCH MUCH MUCH WORSE!!



  173. ricksypher
    11:42 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Honestly Matt you cant call yourself a true UK fan if you want Louisville to win! Rooting for Louisville is not acceptable



  174. Travis
    11:42 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Ashley Judd’s campaign manager is the same person who ran the guy’s campaign who said live on air, “we need to shut that thang down.”



  175. Roland
    11:42 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    some body on this site is a closet dukie.



  176. Mash Davis
    11:42 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I would rather have a daily enema than root for U of L.



  177. Sammydog
    11:43 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I do think UCLA will try for a big enchilada this time around to stabelize the program, a war horse instead of young colt. Pitino certainly fits that category although Jurich will mortgage the school if he has to so it would not be a money issue. Wouldn’t be a bad thing for your legacy to resurrect both UK and UCLA from the ash heap before you retire. California is a race horse state so he could continue his hobby. His wife would enjoy Beverly Hills. Could bring Richard back as a recruiter and assistant, firmly planting as his successor. They will probably pursue Izzo as well.



  178. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:43 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Careful Matt…



  179. robuk
    11:44 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    162..hey you idiot, there are as many UK fans in Louisville as UL fans. I have lived here my entire life and love it!!



  180. LifeLongUKFan
    11:44 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I root for Louisville whenever they’re not playing UK. If UK can’t win it all, I’d like the title to be represented by our state. I always liked D Crum and his teams. I don’t like Rick. He was a prick when he was here, he’s a prick now and will always be a prick. Matt, maybe you can’t see it, but when I was groing up, Louisville was not our rival because we never played them. Thus, there wasn’t a reason to hate them.



  181. EddieC
    11:44 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Some people pout and are miserable when they dont get thier way. That’s why you cant understand.



  182. KSR1080Fan
    11:44 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    so we now know Ryan likes big butts and Matt , well….



  183. Adam
    11:45 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve never understood how someone could root for both. I would honestly root for Duke over Louisville. I have several close friends that are Louisville fans and the hate we share for the opposing team makes march great. We all went to New Orleans last year and had a great time. I actually got in an argument with my girlfriends parents two nights ago …. Lol Matt lives Dick… And they kept saying they didn’t understand how I could not root for Louisville. I just don’t understand some people.



  184. gottodoit
    11:45 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Folks, let’s keep this simple: ANY TEAM BUT LOUISVILLE.



  185. Morehead Calln'
    11:45 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    well Matt is a “Liberal” so liking “Dick” is a Liberal Agenda



  186. Daryl Dixon
    11:46 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    162 – where do you live that’s so superior? life-long cat fan living in louisville. great city when you don’t count u of l and its fans.



  187. Morehead Calln'
    11:47 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The scenario: Suckville will be beyond tolerable.



  188. Jax Teller
    11:48 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I only buy cars that Shaq promotes.



  189. Cotton Mash
    11:48 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Any of you old-timers in L’ville remember a cement mixer
    (Allied Ready Mix)in 1980 painted up to recognize the
    Doctors Of Dunk championship team? My dad proudly drove that-
    so I keep a soft-spot in my heart for UofL. Hoosiers are Enemy #1.



  190. Eric K
    11:48 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    #179 sorry bout your luck…… Loserville sucks!! GO CATS!!



  191. Daryl Dixon
    11:48 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    remember, gillispie had, what, 30 people on the roster?



  192. Adam
    11:49 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Those bench guys didn’t appreciate there spot and this is what happens… CUT



  193. Eric K
    11:50 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Worked in LOSERVILLE for years…. DIRTY! GO CATS!!



  194. Delk for 3
    11:51 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t understand how people would rather have U of L win it over Indiana. Never root for Louisville. I hate Indiana, but I despise Louisville.



  195. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    11:51 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    MATT – SHAVE YOUR BEARD INTO A LINE BEARD!!! ULTIMATE JINX! GUARANTEED TO WORK!



  196. philip
    11:51 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt, if there were not elements of truth in your complaints about UL AD, that grown man never could have acted that way in your presence.



  197. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:54 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Nice! Caller hitting on the intern



  198. Delk for 3
    11:54 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I would be so happy to see Louisville lose this year. I can’t stand watching the news and seeing them blab on about those jag-offs.



  199. inlinefor9
    11:54 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    This guy can probably find it by googling TruTv Kentucky basketball documentary. Google people, it’s a hell of a thing.



  200. Daryl Dixon
    11:54 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    put this senior citizen in a home.



  201. Matt
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The documentary was called “Bluegrass Kingdom”



  202. Delk for 3
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Peggy should be ashamed about herself. I went to UK undergrad and U of L graduate school and I still hate them!



  203. BigBlueCPA
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Shannon please tell me your gonna make this conversation with Peggy a drop….hahaha



  204. Laker Cat 18
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    If you call UK “U of K” just go ahead and cheer for Louisville.



  205. Bluevoodoo
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Peggy is senile.



  206. inlinefor9
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Oh shut the **** up Peggy



  207. rixter
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I graduated from U of L, but I still pull for the Taliban in the World Peace Classic vs U of L



  208. Eric K
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Peggy come on….. cry me a river boo hoo. GO CATS!!



  209. robuk
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Peggy does not understand fandom and has blue hair.



  210. Melvit
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    There are 6 teams that I hope don’t win the whole thing every year: Louisville, Indiana, UCLA, North Carolina, dUKe and Georgetown.



  211. Delk for 3
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Peggy, please hand in your UK fan card!



  212. BigBlueCPA
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Shouldnt Peggy be shopping for a chair lift and a walk in bathtub?



  213. EddieC
    11:55 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    “whatever” lol



  214. Adam
    11:56 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    There’s a lot of banging going on here



  215. rixter
    11:56 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Peggy hasn’t been banged since the Johnson administration



  216. Bluegrass
    11:56 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    For all of those “we should blah blah blah” let me ask you this:

    Would a Duke fan EVER cheer for UNC??



  217. Daryl Dixon
    11:56 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    someone could mashup a bunch of soundbites from matt from this episode and make a pretty funny clip.



  218. Delk for 3
    11:56 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’d root for Osama Bin Laden’s Ballers to beat Louisville.



  219. chardun
    11:57 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I hope U of L lose every game in every sport, point blank period!



  220. Coach
    11:57 am March 25, 2013 Permalink

    BANGIN! The world needs more Bangin!



  221. Eric K
    12:01 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    #219 amen



  222. CatBlue in LR
    12:17 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Why is hatred of other Kentucky teams such a litmus test for Kentucky fandom? I don’t get that. Maybe if I grew up in another town besides Louisville I would understand the animosity. But that’s the university that represents my hometown. Not my favorite team, but not one I hate.

    I love Kentucky basketball — as in UK basketball — but also as in any brand of basketball that comes from our state. The reason I rooted for Georgetown in the NAIA tournament is the same reason I root for Louisville when they’re not playing us. Also, I like the way Rick’s teams usually play. I liked it 20 years ago, and I like it now. I ain’t hatin’.

    How about the Colonels? Did you root for them in the ABA, or did you hate them because they were from Louisville? It’s the same thing. I know we play them in a huge rivalry game, and for that game I root like the dickens for Louisville to get beat. But after that I wish them well. It’s like Eddie said, they’re Little Brother. You give your little brother a hard time, but you don’t hate on him when he’s taking on somebody else.

    I can respect people who don’t see it that way. Why can’t you respect me to see it this way? It doesn’t lessen my fervor for Kentucky basketball one bit, and I don’t need you questioning that just because I also want to see my hometown’s school do well, too.

    Now, when it comes to Indiana — I hate Indiana. I hate Tennessee. That makes sense — I’ve never lived in either of those places. I don’t hate Arkansas, even though I have to live with a lot of Kentucky-hatin’ Arkansas fans who give me gruff every day. I don’t hate Arkansas, but when it comes down between us and them, I’m with UK. And I make that clear everywhere I go.

    That’s the same way as Louisville for me, and it’s really troubling to me that hatred of another school that represents our state has to be part of rooting for my team. To me, that’s crazy. But I guess I’m the only one.



  223. judd on kimmel
    2:19 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – Go to the 1:57 mark and listen to what Ashley Judd thinks of Louisville Fans (This video is from a year ago) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UTSNrCVMD4



  224. judd on kimmel
    2:21 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    actually around the 1:50 mark.



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  226. mashburnfan1
    10:49 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    92}I officiated summer tourneys at this campus and there is a lake/pond there and they have sand there making it look like a beach but it is not actually on the beach. Can be on Ft. Myers Beach in 15 minutes or less and several others in area…Sanibel island etc.